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Bus Depot Changes

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Hello everybody. Currently I am reading the Capital Program for 2008-2013. Some of the things that I saw were expected such as the need to build a third depot in Staten Island as well as the replacement of Jamaica Depot. Howver, I read more:

 

"A total of $925 million is proposed for depot projects, including $484 million to rehabilitate and/or build new depots. Major projects include $150 million for initial funding of a new depot to replace the existing Jamaica Depot and support expanded depot facilities related to congestion mitigation. Also proposed is $10 million to explore and conceptually design potential locations

for a new Lower Manhattan Depot, and $289 million for reconstruction of the Clara Hale Depot Initial funding for the design and demolition of the 126th St Depot ($15 million) is also included.

 

In addition to depot rehabilitation and reconstruction projects, funding is also allocated to other depot investments including replacing bus lifts, washers, and heavy depot equipment, and upgrading HVAC systems, storage tanks and paint booths. A major project to replace the bus wireless radio system ($190 million) is also included in the proposal. This investment will provide greater capacity for the enlarged fleet as the bus radio system is critical to daily bus

operations and addressing emergency response capabilities. $96 million is allocated for the continued rollout of NYCT’s Automated Vehicle Location (AVL) System, which will allow the tracking of in-route buses, a more efficient management of the fleet, and improved service delivery."

 

It seems like they are looking to build another depot in Lower Manhattan and more in Queens. Any reactions?

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A depot in Lower Manhattan? Where would that depot be located?

 

I'm honestly not too sure, it seems like they are looking into it. But it also seems like they want to demolish 126st depot and rebuild it. Also, as most people know, they are still looking for a replacement for the Jamaica Depot.

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The Lower Manhattan Depot would probably be at the Hudson Pier site, and they also want to build a 4th depot, as well as rehab, replace, or rebuild Casleton.

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The Lower Manhattan Depot would probably be at the Hudson Pier site, and they also want to build a 4th depot, as well as rehab, replace, or rebuild Casleton.

 

I doubt Hudson Pier would be the spot since they closed it and I think that site is part of a plan as a park now. A 4th depot would be great for S.I but they still have to start on the third lol. Any idea where the fourth would be?

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I doubt Hudson Pier would be the spot since they closed it and I think that site is part of a plan as a park now. A 4th depot would be great for S.I but they still have to start on the third lol. Any idea where the fourth would be?

 

No idea where SI's 4 would be, but it is definitely planed. As for Lower Manhattan, where else do they have room to build a depot?

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No idea where SI's 4 would be, but it is definitely planed. As for Lower Manhattan, where else do they have room to build a depot?

 

Exactly I have no clue where they would place a depot in Lower Manhattan. It would be interesting to see what they come up with.

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Well after 22 years of promising the Charlston depot on Staten Island. I see that thay finaly got that started, but wondering what lines are going in there. Idealy the S74, S56/56,S59,S78 and express X17 and X22 should go in there but thay were talking about it being only a part time depot , which is totaly insane.

 

Also heard roumers that the old superior cholate factory was going to be converted into a bus storage facility. Which means shuttles from eather Depot to pull out from there and pull ins. Why not make that another full time Depot

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